Safety in Healthcare – Slips Trips & Falls
Slips, trips, and falls can not only lead to serious injuries for both patients and healthcare workers, it can impact the quality of care, and even result in legal issues.
Creating a safe environment is a shared responsibility among all hospital staff.
This training video discusses the various hazards and causes of slips, trips, and falls, and emphasises the importance of vigilance, hazard identification, and workplace inspections.
It provides specific guidelines and practices to avoid such incidents, including keeping work areas tidy, maintaining clean and uncluttered patient rooms and hallways, and using stairs safely. It also stresses the importance of reporting hazards and uneven surfaces promptly.
After watching the video, or completing the self-paced eLearning format, workers will learn:
- The potential consequences and injuries from slips trips and falls
- The common causes and hazards in a hospital environment that can lead to slips, trips, and falls
- Specific guidelines and practices to prevent such injuries